Disney has collaborated with nine luxury designer shoe brands across the globe to celebrate the forthcoming live action film inspired by the classic fairy tale Cinderella.
The collaboration sees designers Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, Rene Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome Rousseau, and Stuart Weitzman reimagine Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper. Fans of the story will know that the glass slipper is accidentally left behind when the clock strikes midnight in the classic story.
“Cinderella’s glass slipper has become a magical symbol of transformation,” said David Lee, Footwear Director, Disney EMEA. “Each pair of shoes in this exciting global collection captures Cinderella’s elegance and grace through the lens of celebrated designers, making this shoe collection truly fit for a princess.”
Swarovski, which produced the iconic glass slipper under the direction of Academy-Award winning costume designer Sandy Powell for the movie, provided the crystals featured in the designer’s shoes.
“I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives. This story ignites a love affair and fascination with shoes that never dies. The power they have to transform is instilled from a young age and the fantasy remains alive forever. I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions,” says Sandra Choi, Creative Director, Jimmy Choo.
The shoes will be available for order in the following retail stores around the world, as well as in some of the designer brand’s own stores:
- London – Harrods
- United States – Saks Fifth Avenue (New York and Beverly Hills)
- Paris – Galeries Lafayette
- Milan – Excelsior Milano
- Moscow –Tsum
- Japan – Isetan
- Dubai – Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall
All the shoes will be revealed together for the first time within the Cinderella Exhibit at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday, February 13th.
Cinderella, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, and starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden and Helena Bonham Carter will be released in cinemas across the UK from 27th March 2015.